December 12, 2019
2019 SCORE World Desert ChampionshipJan. 11 SCORE Awards Night to celebrate Class point
Champions at historic San Diego Air & Space Museum
Honoring 10 SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year award winners,
5 manufacturer point titlists;
2019 SCORE Pro and Sportsman car, truck, UTV,
motorcycle, quad class point champions;
2019 BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 1000,
presented by 4 Wheel Parts, awards;
47 2019 Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards, presented by VP Racing Fuels, winners;
Ticket sales available at 2019 SCORE Awards Night Tickets here
ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—SCORE International will celebrate on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at the popular San Diego Air & Space Museum at the historic Balboa Park, during the 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship Awards Night. The popular museum is located in the heart of San Diego.
At the San Diego Air & Space Museum, over 600 SCORE racers, family, friends, crews, sponsors and media will bask in the Southern California sunshine as the SCORE Awards Night will honor the history and fame of the name which is the standard for desert racing worldwide while celebrating the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship.
This will be the third time and third straight year that the annual SCORE Awards Night will be held at the San Diego Air & Space Museum and the 11th time the historic evening will be held in Southern California since 2000, when it was held at Joe’s Garage automotive museum in Tustin, Calif. It will also be the 10th consecutive year in SoCal for the popular event. The event celebrates the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization that has completed its 46th season.
“These evenings are always very special,” said Jim Ryan, who is completing his fifth year as the SCORE Sales and Marketing Director. “It is a great time of tribute and reflection for racers, families and crews to get together and celebrate another amazing SCORE racing season. The San Diego Air & Space Museum provides a very memorable and fitting environment to honor the achievements of the world’s greatest desert racers.”
Tickets priced at $89 per adult and $69 per child 12 and under, are being sold online at 2019 SCORE Awards Night Tickets here or by calling the Audreonna Garcia, SCORE Registration and Membership Director at 775.852.8907. Museum admission and one drink ticket included.
Payment may also be made by check sent to the SCORE International Reno, Nevada, USA office. Options are also available online to reserve tables that will seat eight to 10 guests.
Ticket sales will close for the popular evening at 8 p.m. PT on Thursday, Jan. 2. There will be no ticket sales at the door.
A pre-awards no-host reception will start the festivities at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. and presentations starting at 7:30 p.m.
Guests at the event will be allowed to enter the museum at 5:30 p.m. to view the numerous historical displays at the popular facility prior to the start of the reception at 6 p.m.
In addition to the special SCORE Achievement Awards and the Pro and Sportsman classes that qualified racers for class season championships along with five overall point champions who will be honored. Another highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year Awards.
Individuals as well as manufacturers and organizations are honored through nine distinct SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year Awards, whose winners are decided by several thousand SCORE fans through online voting including the entire SCORE membership of more than 2,500. Among the awards to be presented are SCORE Rookie of the year, SCORE Contingency Company of the year, SCORE Pit Support Team of the year, SCORE Mechanic of the year and SCORE Person of the year. Voting will begin shortly through www.score-international.com.
The 2019 Manufacturer point champions to be honored as well are Jimco Racing (Original Buggy Chassis), Dougans Racing Engines (Engine Builder), Geiser Brothers (Original Truck Chassis), Polaris (UTV) and KTM (Motorcycle).
Another element of the diverse program for the evening will be the presentation of the 2019 SCORE Milestone Awards. As it has for 34 years, the coveted SCORE Milestone Awards are presented to those racers who finish every required mile of the 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship. A SCORE-record total of 47 racers completed all 2,025.43 required miles in the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship.
Also part of the evening will be the presentation of the SCORE Legacy Award posthumously to legendary Hall of Fame racer Rod Hall, the only person who raced in the first 50 SCORE Baja 1000 races, earning a race-record 25 class wins in those 50 years.
Because of the 24-hour weather delay in the start of November’s BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, SCORE will also present the awards to the top finishers from the 52nd anniversary of the iconic race at the SCORE Awards Night.
The evening will include a colorful video/photographic tribute to the 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship produced by BCII TV, SCORE Live and GetSomePhoto.
Here is the four-race 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship and for the fifth consecutive year all races will be held in Baja California, Mexico:
- 34th SCORE San Felipe 250, March 25-29, San Felipe, Mexico
- BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, June 3-7, Ensenada, Mexico
- 2nd SCORE Baja 400, Sept. 16-20, Ensenada, Mexico
- BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.16-21, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur
ABC TV IN 2019
The 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship is being televised on the ABC TV family of networks, marking the first time back on the ABC network since the 1967 and 1968 coverage of the Baja 1000 on ABC’s old Wide World of Sports show.
The one-hour shows on the 33rd SCORE San Felipe 250, 51st SCORE Baja 500 and the 52nd SCORE Baja 1000 are being televised as part of ABC’s World of X Games year-long programming. Presented by SCORE sponsors Monster Energy and BFGoodrich Tires, the ABC World of X Games series profiles iconic action sports figures and also highlights athletes, artists, event previews and recaps.
The inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 held in September aired as a one-hour special on ESPN2 TV, also on the World of X Games programming.
The one-hour special on the BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, is scheduled to air on Saturday, Jan. 4 on ABC TV’s World of X Games program.
All of the SCORE race coverage shows will continue to air internationally in nearly 25 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America and South America via syndication and ESPN International.
Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire and Race Title Sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, 4 Wheel Parts-Official Off-Road Retailer and Race Presenting Partner, Ford-Official Truck and SUV, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, RACELINE Wheels-Official Wheel, VP Racing Fuels-Official Fuel, Lucerna Hotels & Resorts-Official Hotel, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
SCORE Official Partners: PCI Race Radios, The Satellite Phone Store, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance.
Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Baja California Secretary of Tourism, XXIII Ensenada Municipal Government, XXIII Mexicali Municipal Government, Mexicali and San Felipe COTUCO, Cruz Roja Mexicana.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCOREInternational.com.